Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and Beyond!

Welcome to Songs Of  David, the web site for Composer/Pianist David Arivett!  David is an accomplished Composer, Pianist, Arranger, and Producer in a wide variety of musical styles including: Blues, Jazz, Gospel,  R&B/Soul, Pop, Brazilian, Latin/Afro-Cuban, Fusion and beyond.

David celebrates the wonder and gift of music as something not to be taken for granted! Songs Of David promotes the diversity and infinite variety of jazz music! I believe that Music is a gift to be enjoyed and savored! Jazz music, with its roots coming from spirituals, church, and the blues has birthed a myriad of musical styles. The Universe is filled with diversity and variety. Therefore I do not promote only one style of jazz.  Instead, I write, arrange, record, and produce jazz in it's many forms, encouraging an open heart, open mind, and open attitude of acceptance and appreciation for the creativity and infinite musical ideas of others!

Music and religion are intimately linked and music is one of the most powerful tools to convey religious meaning. We as human beings have been given the gift of musical language which can help transform us from our humdrum, everyday existence, into something out of the ordinary. Whether music excites us or soothes us, it transports us to another place. When we play and listen to music it can lift us out of ourselves and enjoy the very language of the heavens. Music is not just sound vibrations or notes on paper - it is ecstatic language!

Songs Of David also places great emphasis on the gift and joy of learning Music. If you're looking for material for study purposes visit the Jazz Ed pages by clicking on the link in the main menu below. David has charts/sheet music available for Big Band, Full Jazz Band, Combo and Solo arrangements in a wide variety of jazz flavors!  If you are looking for charts or for play along tracks just click on the icons from the main menu directly below.

"Tain't no sin to step out of your skin and dance around in your bones!"

Above all...Celebrate Today and savor the music!

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David's CD's

"Great To Be Alive!"  

"Great To Be Alive!"

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 A wide variety of Jazz flavors composed by Pianist/Composer David Arivett including funk, fusion, smooth, r&b, contemporary, and straight ahead with stellar guest musicians Alex Acuna, Marvin Stamm,Tom Hemby, Ed Maina, Shane Philen and a fat horn section!

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Great To Be Alive! CD

    

Great To Be Alive!

    

Smokin Cubans

    

Here Kitty Kitty

    

Doesn't Get Any Better

    

Sweet Woman

    

My Cup Runneth Over

    

Rooster Strut

    

My Lucky Day

    

Something Far Greater

notes: This CD contains songs that celebrate life! "Great To Be Alive!" includes almost entirely all new original compositions by pianist/composer David Arivett.

"David Arivett continues to make riveting music with some of the best players in America. He can write/coax melodies out of a rock, and assimilate grooves from the hinterlands! His connection to legacy players (Marvin Stamm and Alex Acuna) is stellar, and just adds to the reasons why this a must-hear record. Congrats David!!" - (Fletch Wiley is a Grammy Award winning Composer, Producer, and Arranger).

Complete charts and backing tracks are available for all songs on this CD as well as David's other CD's (see below!)... to purchase play along tracks visit here! Playalong tracks include chart for lead instrument. To purchase fully notated Piano scores visit here!

Download individual single tracks or download Entire CD on i-Tunes, Amazon, or CDBaby.

"Jazzed And Glad"  

"Jazzed And Glad!"

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"A delightful smorgasbord of jazz flavors!!"

"Great melodies...great moods are waiting!"

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Jazzed And Glad CD

    

Bip Bop Hip Hop

    

Gratitude Mood

    

All Is Well

    

Prayerful Cry

    

Life Is Funky

    

His Love

    

He Gives Me Joy

    

Miles D. Blues

    

Lord I Need Your Touch

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"Jazzed and Glad" contains a wide variety of jazz styles, Contemporary, Funk, Smooth, and Gospel jazz. Memorable melodies, songs that groove, and make ya' want to dance and celebrate, as well as quiet inspirational jazz ballads of thankfulness - are all covered! A delightful smorgasbord of jazz flavors!!

9 out of the 10 tracks on "Jazzed and Glad" were written by Arivett. Joining David on this CD were Saxophonists Larry Cangelosi, Greg Vail, George Furlow as well as trumpeter Keith Woods and guitarist Ric Flauding.

Complete Combo charts and backing/playalong tracks are available for all songs on this CD as well as David's other CD's (see below!)... to purchase play along tracks visit here! Playalong tracks include chart for lead instrument. Just want the piano score? Purchase fully notated Piano scores here!

Download individual single tracks or download Entire CD on -i-Tunes, Amazon, or CDBaby.

 

  

Island Fun

 

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Island Fun  CD

 

Smokin' Cubans

 

Rico's Tune

 

Rio

 

Latin Doxology

  Mucho Love Mucho Laughter

 

Beauty And The Beast

 

Mezambo

 

Lift Up De' Lord

Complete Combo charts and backing/playalong tracks are available for all songs on this CD as well as David's other CD's (see below!)... to purchase play along tracks visit here! Playalong tracks include chart for lead instrument. Just want the piano score? Purchase fully notated Piano scores here!

 

"Island Fun is a tropical flavored jazz offering from keyboardist/composer whiz David Arivett. The songs are mostly original material superbly written by David! Sunny and warm, with a unique mixture of tropical jazz tunes with a bluesy funky twist! Take your shoes off, and get ready to dance and celebrate with this new release from Songs Of David!".

  

 "ISLAND FUN is a charming collection of Latin jazz. It features the work of pianist/composer David Arivett. The overall vibe is most enjoyable and has a sweet, bluesy/funky Latin jazz sound, a sound that will bring David Arivett many new listeners. Songs include, "Time To Celebrate," "Rio,"  "Lift Up De' Lord," "Island Fun," and others. Cover tunes include "Mezambo" (Ronnie Cuber) and "Beauty And The Beast" (Herbie Hancock). The listening audience will find this collection very enjoyable. I really loved the horns, especially the saxophones & piano solo work very much; very smooth, very well-crafted... David has a winner with his ISLAND FUN. It is a CD collection of tropical jazz that will appeal to a diverse audience of jazz listeners. Nicely done!" - Lee Prosser, JazzReview.com

"Arivett's Island Fun CD is a work of great musicianship, great keyboard technique, and smooth production qualities."- (Studio News)

 "David's music is diverse and creative. His CD's are staples of my radio shows. The positive vibes and quality that emanates from David's music has added so much to my radio shows."- (Joe Kelley "The Upper Room "WVOF 88.5 FM, CT)

Larry Cangelosi - All Saxophones

Download individual single tracks or download Entire CD on -i-Tunes, Amazon, or CDBaby.

Keyboard Meditations   

"Be ready to be transported to a peaceful and serene place with Keyboard Meditations by David Arivett. David's music definitely has therapeutic qualities! Beautiful pianos and lush orchestral pads compliment his wonderful compositions and skilled keyboard playing".  

"Our radio program 'Alpha Rhythms' is dedicated to music that takes you places, and David Arivett's "Keyboard Meditations" CD does just that! Each piece of music carries the listener to where spirit and emotion are the ruling forces. 'Keyboard Meditations' is aptly named in that it is a remarkably contemplative CD. From the masterpiece compositions, Broken, Mysterious Wonder and First Snow, through Arivett's Adagio for Strings, we are treated to numerous 'sound'scapes that invoke distinct moods and make the inner journey accessible for the listener. Thanks for providing our listeners with your music, and good luck with future projects!"

Jerry Kenney Alpha Rhythms WYSO 91.3 FM

              

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Broken

   Mysterious Wonder

First Snow

Hopeful Sorrow

Embraced By Love

Cry Of Yearning

Cosmic Hymn

Great Are You

Reverence And Awe

Arivett's Adagio For Strings

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To purchase fully notated piano scores for "Keyboard Meditations" visit here!  

    

More CD's By David Arivett

David's Compilation CD's
 

Several years ago David started releasing compilation CD's featuring David and other top jazz artists. An amazing wealth of jazzed up hymns, spirituals, and inspirational jazz is being offered on these 3 compilation CD's!

      

Christian Jazz Artists Network Compilation CD # III

David Arivett presents the third CJA Network Compilation CD, "One In Spirit".  14 great songs by some of the top Christian Jazz Artists.  Unity in Diversity - we are all one body, and one spirit in Christ! Many flavors of jazz with the roots still firmly grounded in jazz.

 Available for download now at:

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One In The Spirit  ~ Ruth Naomi Floyd   

You're My Everything ~ Seawind   

Dancing In The Spirit ~ David Arivett   

In The Garden ~ Ed Maina   

We Are All His Children ~ Heritage Singers   

Blessed Assurance ~ Craig Curry   

23rd Psalm ~ Patty Peterson   

Open The Door To Him ~ Ruth Naomi Floyd   

Song For Tomorrow ~ James Weidman   

Welcome Into This Place ~ Michael Parlett   

More Precious Than Silver ~ Shane Philen   

At The Cross ~ Justo Almario, Rique Pantoja, G.Guzman   

Praise God F.Whom All B. Flow ~ Andre Avelino   

The Old Rugged Cross ~ David Arivett, Greg Vail   
 

 

Christian Jazz Artists Network Compilation CD # I

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Only $13.99!    

Christian Jazz Artists Network Compilation CD # II

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Only $13.99!    

   Jazzed In Church CD's                     

""Jazzed In Church" series of arrangements was born out of many jazz worship services/concerts performed over a period of years by Pianist/Composer David Arivett. (Recordings of these arrangements includes the vocal group SpiritJazz, and outstanding saxophonists like John Carlson, Ed Maina, Greg Vail, Larry Cangelosi, Trumpeter Keith Woods, and a full horn and rhythm section using top jazzers!) 

Pianist/Composer David Arivett has written and/or arranged all the songs in this series!

"Jazzed In Church"  Vol. - I

  • Hasn't God Been Good?  

  • Creator  

  • Why Not Be Jazzed?  

  • Miracle  

  • How Great Thou Art  

  • My Soul Thirsts For God  

  • For The Mountains Shall Depart  

  • People Really Matter  

  • Latin Doxology  

  • Gratitude Mood  

  • All Is Well  

  • Count Your Blessings  

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"Jazzed In Church"  Vol. - 2

  • We Welcome You  

  • Celebrate Today  

  • Time To Celebrate  

  • His Love  

  • Prayerful Cry  

  • Lift Up The Lord  

  • How Firm A Foundation  

  • I Am Ready  

  • Everywhere Blessings  

  • Christ Is Reaching Out  

  • Have Thine Own Way Lord  

  • O I Want To See Him  

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For more information on how to purchase fully notated charts, split-tracks, and playalong tracks visit here!

 

Jazz Yer Blues Lessons

Jazz Yer Blues Lessons are individual lessons by David Arivett now available! David starts with the basic blues and lays a solid harmonic foundation before branching out into various jazz hybrids - funk, fusion, Latin, contemporary, and more! Each lesson includes printed out sheet music, mp3's, play along tracks, and midi files. 

More information/samples here!

Mp3 samples of David Arivett playing the keys!

Blues Samples

Blues Cruise    ("Live" with David at the B-3!) 

Funk Street      (Native Instruments B-4 Organ sample!)

Dr. Dave     (Bluthner Digtal Model One Virtual Grand!)

Let's Boogie     (Bluthner Digtal Model One Virtual Grand!)

Doodle Blues      (Kurzweil Rhodes Sample)

Walking Swing Blues     (Trilogy Bass & Sampletank Piano)

Just Don't Care Anymore  (GM)

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Rooster Strut   

Larry Do You Bop?  

Pat Metheny Cover 

Dancing In The Spirit  

Scott Kinsey  Cover 

Jeff Lorber Cover  

Many more examples here!

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